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    As is known, in negative and interrogative sentences 'much' and 'many' are used as quantifiers.

    Could you make up a negative and an interrogative sentence from the following statement?

    You have a lot of clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Could you make up a negative and an interrogative sentence from the following statement?
    as in
    Don't you have a lot of clothes (already),sweetheart ?
    You don't have a lot of clothes, really, just a few rags.

    Though this may not be what you had in mind.
    Last edited by beascarpetta; 29-May-2008 at 19:40.

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    Are there any other restrictions on quantifiers to be used with 'clothes'? Plenty of, a few, a great number, several - are they OK?

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    I only brought a few clothes with me - I'm only staying overnight.
    You have plenty of clothes!

    with 'a few', we are more likely to be more specific e.g. 'a few outfits suitable for the occasion.'

    'great number' and 'several' - no. (But watch, somebody will think up some way we can use these!)

    Looking in someone's wardrobe: "You don't have many clothes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post

    Looking in someone's wardrobe: "You don't have many clothes."
    That means 'many' can be used with 'clothes' without any restriction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    That means 'many' can be used with 'clothes' without any restriction?
    maybe you should have a look there.

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